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Mixed emotions

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by stevie_a, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. stevie_a

    stevie_a Zorg Guru (IV)
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    That's me now got my car back after 9 weeks away ( the guy was doing the work on his spare time)

    including a good layer of dust

    [​IMG]

    so a quick jet wash and a drive to see how it went

    [​IMG]

    At the back now have :

    New shocks
    New shock top mounts
    New subframe bushes
    tyres all round
    disks all round
    pads, shoes , brake springs
    hand brake cable

    Car now feels good but i am still getting a clicking noise from the back, especially on roads with a switch in camber

    also feels a little loose ( it is a 1.9)

    any ideas?
     
  2. Brian H

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    Hi stevie,

    If you rock the car from side to side whilst stationary can you hear the clicking?

    Brian
     
  3. badman gee

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    Strange that you should hear that, you have changed the key components.
     
  4. stevie_a

    stevie_a Zorg Guru (IV)
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    This is what i thought

    This is a video i sent a mate to see if he could figure it out

    it is definitely not this bad now


    [​IMG]
     
  5. badman gee

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    No idea what that is.
     
  6. hard top

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    Tank straps?
     
  7. stevie_a

    stevie_a Zorg Guru (IV)
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    That's a new one on me, what would be the best way to check
     
  8. badman gee

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    They are called jock straps in Scotland I beleive.
     
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  9. GazHyde

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    hopefully its not that stupid ball they use in the fuel tank as overflow protection!
     
  11. Lee

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    Steve when you get a chance find yourself a hammer and tap the fuel tank passenger side to see if it rattles i very much doubt it is the tank because it does not click.

    Seeing as he has changed all the major components there is very little to go wrong. My only suggestion would be to check the brake dust cover has not been slightly bent causing it to touch the brake disc, this can happen when the rear subframe is off because it’s a very heavy item. Also check your rear wheel bearings. (Jack the car up spin the wheel and try rocking the wheel side to side and see if you have any play)

    Lee
     
  12. zedonist

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    Take the drivers seat out and have a look underneath, could be something loose
     
  13. oldcarman

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    Sounds to me like a possible u joint noise, hard to tell though from 6000 mi away!! JIM
     
  14. zedonist

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    Things always sound different in the snow Jim ;)
     
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